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if he'll ever go back down in the mines again. that's the mind-set in west virginia. this is what we do, we mine coal. >> of course his mother grieving the loss of her other son and two grandsons. he was grieving the loss of one of his sons. >> absolutely. it was unimaginable. i spent a lot of time with that family and saw a lot of strength, a lot of faith and a horrendous amount of pain, too. >> sherry mcgraw, you do a wonderful job and you guys at the red cross do a wonderful job. thank you. you were up with the family. they couldn't do it without you. everybody is worried about families. thank you so much. one of the other things we've been talking about is mine safety. there are a lot of questions being raised about safety at this mine. there have been a number of violations. let's bring in kevin strickland, you're with the mine safety administration. i've seen you quoted on the wires. was this a safe mine? >> i think we'll hold off comment until we do the investigation. i realize they had a lot of violations. my guys are trained if they see a violation that the company hasn't corre
working with virginia tech parents on closing the so- called gun show background check loopholes nationwide. >>> our time coming up on 6:30. arizona is a battleground for illegal immigration. sandra endo reports this plan will be in this spotlight on captiol hill today. >> reporter: tough new border security proposals in arizona. it's a big effort to curb illegal immigration which some in the state say is causing major problems. >> those crossing the border illegally are increasingly armed and the violence across our southern border and in arizona has increased. >> reporter: the state lawmakers passed what is considered some of the toughest border security legislation in the nation. local police would now be able to investigate a person's status, regardless of whether the individual is suspected of any other crime, which was the extent of the law before. the state's two republican senators are also pushing a 10- point plan which would include dispatching 3,000 national guard troops to the border. >> people are fed up and the federal government hasn't done what it needs to do to s
across the world including virginia lieutenant governor bolling. he's stuck in italy the ash cloud is affecting the deployment of u.s. troops. many have been stucked at bwi for several days. some are getting hotel rooms and others are staying with friends and others are taking advantage of the uso lounge. >> instead of having to stay out in the concourses or walk the halls of the airport, we are here so they have a comfortable place to stay. they can stowe their bags. if they have enough time they can take a light rail in the harbor from here. >> reporter: some offering their homes for troops to stay in for free. >>> in the news now, u.s. and iraqi forces killed the top two members of allocate that in iraq. they were killed during a night time raid. on monday, vice president joe biden said the killings are potentially devastating blow 0 the terrorist network in iraq. the operation was carried out based on intelligence that iraqi security forces had gathered. >>> a senate committee subpoenaed the obama administration for information on last year's mass shooting at the ft. hood army
the confederacy in virginia, how could the governor leave out all mention of slavery, because he said slavery was not a significant issue. the hasty apology came late this afternoon. has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. so, at national, i go right past the counter... and you get to choose any car in the aisle. choose any car? you cannot be serious! okay. seriously, you choose. go national. go like a pro. >>> mitt romney a socialist? ronald reagan a leftist dreamer? rupert murdoch jumps the shark. >>> and the west virginia warnings, the miners were worried that methane levels were far too high before the explosion. and three months ago, inspectors found the fresh air relief systems were operating backwards, blowing out breathable air from the mine. >>> federal officials saying late this afternoon it is still too dangerous to se
mine-south in raleigh county, west virginia, extending condolences to their families and recognizing the valiant efforts of the emergency response workers at the mine disaster. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. miller, and the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in house resolution 1236 into the record. without objection, i recognize the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, for seven minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for seven minutes. mr. rahall: thank you, mr. speaker, and thank you, mr. chairman, george miller. last week on monday, april 5, an explosion tore through the upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia, taking the lives of 29 good hardworking men. it was the repeat of a recurring nightm
good night, america. we'll see you later. . >>> a race against the clock in west virginia. four miners missing in a deadly explosion that killed 25 others. tonight the race is on to find out if they're dead or alive. >>> thanks for joining us this evening. i'm shawn yancy. >>> i'm brian bolter. the frantic search to locate those missing miners is happening as we speak. drilling started about four hours ago. they have to get 1200 feet down to reach the blast site. meanwhile we're learning more about problems with the mine flagged months ago. fox 5's tom fitzgerald live tonight in montcoal, west virginia monitoring the latest. >> reporter: this drilling operation started a few hours ago. it will go into tomorrow. the goal is to vent the methane gas that built up in the mine shaft which is believed to have caused the explosion yesterday. but even as that operation goes on, we are learning new details about this mine itself. the coal production of the big branch mine nearly tripled last year but so, too, was there a big jump in the safety violations here. nearly 50 just last month a
? >> gut wrenching story, no doubt about it. thank you, norah o'donnell in naoma, west virginia. >>> earlier today, president obama offered his support and condolences to the families of the victims. he spoke at a prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. >> i would ask to the faithful who gathered here this morning pray for the safe return of the missing, the men and women who've put their lives on the line to save them and the souls of those who've been lost in this strategic accident. may they rest in peace and may their families find comfort in the hard days ahead. >> the president also said he had spoken with west virginia governor joe mansion and pledged federal government help in the rescue efforts. federal investigators say that they will leave no stone unturned to find out how this explosion happened. let's bring in former federal mine safety official, bruce dial. good to have you on msnbc this afternoon. can you speak to the violations, the safety infractions that this company had? 57 complaints just in the last month. how could that be overlooked? >> well, when you look at
's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> celebrating the confederacy in virginia, how could the governor leave out all mention of slavery, because he said slavery was not a significant issue. the hasty apology came late this afternoon. >>> mitt romney a socialist? ronald reagan a leftist dreamer? rupert murdoch jumps the shark. >>> and the west virginia warnings, the miners were worried that methane levels were far too high before the explosion. and three months ago, inspectors found the fresh air relief systems were operating backwards, blowing out breathable air from the mine. [ tires screech ] ♪ [ sighs ] ♪ that's two for doubting. [ chuckles ] you hit like my sister. really? i'd like to meet her. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen cc. award-winning design starting under $28,000. it's a whole new volkswagen, and a whole new game. en like you love activia light? sometimes i have no choice but to eat on the run... and to eat whatever happens to be around. heavy greasy food that's hard on my diet... and my digestive system. so i eat activia light every day. activia light,
in virginia, just across the potomac from downtown washington, d.c. they are getting as close as they legally can get to washington, d.c. with loaded weapons. simultaneous simultaneously in washington the second amendment march. the second amendment march is holding an armed march at virginia at the state capitol in virginia. the featured speaker is virginia's attorney general ken kuch cuccinelli, and bob mcdonnell who declared april to be confederate history month in virginia. news days like this that remind me when somebody says may you live in interesting times they probably mean it as a curse. joining me is zachary ross. from talking point memos. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> i want to talk to you about an anti-abortion connection, the man arrested in texas, the man in washington state, one of his messages to patty murray, baby killer, murray, i hope somebody gets through security and blows your expletive brains out. do we know how the anti-abortion movement is related to other forms of extremism? >> we don't know absolutely. but when george tiller was murdered last y
evening. i'm jim lehrer. rescue efforts were on hold tonight at the west virginia mine, where an explosion claimed the lives of at least 25 miners. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, it was the deadliest mining accident in the u.s. in 26 years. we'll get the latest on the blast and the rescue effort and look at the state of mine safety. >> lehrer: then, jeffrey brown gets two views on the obama administration's call for new limits on nuclear weapons. >> this review describes how the united states will reduce the role and numbers of nuclear weapons with a long-term goal of nuclear free world. >> ifill: paul solman explores small community banks versus institutions deemed too big to fail. >> size does matter but you don't need to be a large institution in order to be successful as a financial institution today. >> lehrer: and we get an update on the deadly wave of bombings in iraq from rod nordland of the "new york times" in baghdad. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the bill and melinda gates founda
. >> there are big oil fields all over south texas and south louisiana. off the coast of virginia and south carolina, there is no oil field on shore there. why do you think they're going to be oil field offshore? >> so why bother? the governor of virginia loves the idea, thinking jobs. so virginia's two democratic senators did maryland's two democratic senators do not like it. >> we know that there is a time, saudi arabia of oil in alaska, largely untouched anwr remains shut. if we started in 1996 when clinton shut it down, we would have 1 million barrels a day, 5% of our entire consumption, 10% of our imports. the oil is in the west, and that is why it is so odd. >> it is interesting that the oil and gas industry actually seemed pleased by this. of course they would like more, but they are pleased by this, while the republican leadership in congress is sort of pooh- poohing it. i think there is a lot of stuff in this proposal that has not gotten much attention. they are talking about opening up some solar stuff in the desert that would be the equivalent of 30 cold-fired -- colt-fired utility plants
and falls into blue ridge along that creek at highway and back into black mountain virginia. and yesterday, in the same area of southwestern virginia and two eastern kentucky, they dropped 3 million pounds of ammonium nitrate fuel explosives to blow up our mountain. blow up our mountains, 500 mountains destroyed 1.2 million acres destroyed to reach in and in a very effective way with heavy equip and operators, to pull the coal and floated up to the train and destroy the communities in the watershed, to poison the community and the watershed. that and black mountain virginia, where you get your coal, a few years ago a young boy was sleeping in his house, the davidson family, and explosions went off in a night like tonight. and every time i flicked my life which i think what happened on black mountain and came down on my presents from southern illinois and the flat rock plant last into the home and crashed a 3-year-old and killed him. and that criminal activity is not abolished, but it's regulated, today by her administration. and that criminal activity is loaded onto the train and it's not
in west virginia. this is governor joe manchin on the tragedy. >> they're loving each other, they're hangi ining together he but it's very difficult for them, so ron wooten is the head of our mine safety and health and his responsibility is the mines of west virginia. we have our friends here, jermaine and -- you've been there for a while, haven't you? so, if there's any questions, there's not a whole lot except they're going to be drilling four holes now i understand versus three, correct? >> yes. three for ventilation and one more monitoring. >> you just can't believe the operation going on right now. i can't even explain to you how you're taking such a huge piece of equipment cutting a road in the side of a mountain, setting it up and start drilling. it's the most unbelievable, and god bless them. they're giving all they have, but it's a slow process. >> governor? can i ask you, i just spoke with an expert who said the mine is known as a gassy mine. was this disaster preventible? >> let me -- from our state and our federal -- people who basically have the responsibility of looking and d
the hill, steve handelsman, news4. >> thank you, steve. >>> new at 4:00, virginia's bob mcdon sell among the governors across the country who have gotten threatening letters from an anti-government group. mcdonnell's office received the letter wednesday and turned it over to the fbi and state police. officials say the governor and his family are secure. the letters prompted an increase in security for governors across the country. the fbi says the letters demand the governors leave office within three days or risk being removed. the guard answer of free republic is believed to be behind the letters. >>> students at howard university and the surrounding neighborhoods are on edge after a violent crime on spree. a band of armed masked men moved quickly in the early morning hours on thursday. it was a robbery spree that stretched almost -- walter reed army medical center. most of the crimes are concentrated nea hard university. the first one happened inside the school of engineering building on campus. three students will were robbed. howard students are being cautious. >> you get comfortabl
on those subjects. >>> virginia's republican governor thinks he was widely insensitive for him to honor the confederate forces without noting that slavery was wrong. the head of the republican governor's association, haley barbour from mississippi says african-american outrage doesn't amount to diddley. >>> plus, al gore. yeah. should he be on president obama's short list for the supreme court? i think so. that's coming up in the "playbook." >>> this is the story that has me fired up tonight. it's the story about whether you really care about people or not. the republican party is filled with fiscally conservative frauds. the senate is back from their two-week-long vacation, spring break. the first order of business is a $9 billion extension of unemployment benefits. that really has effected over 200,000 americans who saw their benefits cut. senators have been, let's see, flying around the globe and eating in the best restaurants while the unemployed americans have had basically been shut out in the cold on this deal. at this hour the senate is trying to end the debate and give these fo
in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl in fredericksburg, virginia. jackie benson spoke with the family. >> hit picture and shattered the picture. >> reporter: this is the hole made by a 9-millimeter bullet that went through three walls, two exterior and one interior, and a house plant before bouncing after the wall of a 13-year-old girl. it was about 4:00 p.m. wednesday. the eighth grade student had been lying on her bed studying moments earlier. >> then i got a call and i answered it and like i just dropped the phone and then i picked it up. she was, like, what was that noise? i was like, i don't even know. when i came out, it was kind of smo smoky. that's why i thought it was the outlet that exploded. then i came in here and saw the hole. >> reporter: she did what any teenager did in that situation. she called her dad. edward campbell is executive chef at the restaurant. >> the damage it could have done to my daughter, that's the ultimate. >> reporter: police were called. once everyone was assured she was okay, the question became, what happened? >> it was the neighbor in the adjacent apartm
on this easter sunday begins with the final four and the national championship is set. duke against west virginia last night for the chance to advance. the blue devils downed the mountaineers, 78-57 thanks in pa to john shier. he scored 23 points. duke will go for its fourth national championship in school history. duke will meet underdobutler on monday night. the hometown bulldogs beat michigan state 52-50. sophomore gordon heyward led the way scoring 19 points. butler wins its 25th straight game and will appear in the ncaa title game for the first time in school history. >>> on the ice, capitals in columbus. alexander semin scored his 38th goal of the season, the caps win it 3-2 setting a franchise record with their 51st victory. in baseball, the nationals wrapped up spring training against the red sox yesterday. kevin youkilis hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the sox never looked back. the nats fall 6-1. opening day is monday against the phillies. that's your sports minute. him hakem dermish. have a happy easter. >> thank you. >>> well, with you now know wizards guard gilbert arenas
to talk with bill nye, the science guy. >>> american's rights to carry their guns. in virginia, they're showing up in a national park, packing heat, legally. as a result of president obama signing a law to allow visitors to carry weapons in national parks. in washington, d.c., they're showing up without guns. they can't carry firearms in the city limits, but they want to change that. >> reporter: we have a protest where people are allowed to carry guns. here in the district where they have stricter gun laws, they can't. as for a noontime rally, it's a pretty good sized gathering. several hundred people. many from around the country coming here to send a message that they're not going to allow their rights to be taken away and that they're going to exercise their rights to free speech. across the river in virginia, people are carrying firearms, but are being very safe about it. they are going through inspections and have to put little plastic tags on their firearms to show whether they're loaded. they're carrying arm bands to show they've taken safety lessons. these advocates say they
. >> the plan is to make america less dependent on foreign oil. president says virginia will be the first atlantic seaboard statelingible to resume drilling for oil and natural gas. the virginia governor says that decision is a positive step in energy exploration. >> a year ago, when i was just a candidate for govenor, i talked about a vision of having virginia be the energy capital of the east coast and it would take a comprehensive approach to energy development. >> environmental groups are opposed to mri oil platforms off of the coast. >> coming up next, supporters say it is a simple safety move. opponents say it is meant to force immigrants off the road. >> talking about what big change that could be coming to the weight one state gives its driver's license tests. >>> five d.c. men arrested for plotting a terror attack. they take another step toward learning their fate. ñ'ñ'ññoç÷]]óéñ÷÷ññóÑ,ñnn ?y;p;p/0ñññ÷÷qqaaaek]]suwwqukkksggokjÑ=;vjÑ3ñçogñgñgÑÑç??oóco!%%áh÷pñpñhñx÷x÷xñx÷0ñ ñ ñ'ñ ?p?p?p?p?p?p?p/p/p?p/p/pó
and inclusive place for people of every race, gender, background, and faith." she was also a virginia native, born in richmond. bob mcdonnell has asked all state flags fly at half mast today. kathy park, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> more details. she had been in the hospital since her 98 birthday last month. she was on the platform at the lincoln memorial when martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech. she died of natural causes. >>> major waterboarded is being lifted for residents across northwest washington. residents across northwest were told not to use water because of a spike in chlorine levels. you should not shower or drink it. the warning now just applies to wait six-block radius. and that radius is shrinking. >>> the house has abandoned legislation giving d.c. a vote in congress. it will now likely not take it up at all this year. steny hoyer said a major problem was its inclusion of a provision eliminating the top gun control laws. >>> there is no suspects in the murder of a popular principle found dead in his home. last wednesday, officials say brian betts was sti
. we're following up on our top story a deadly mine explosion in west virginia, let's get a life update now, good evening, molly. >> hi, jim. there are six dead, 21 unaccounted for at upper big branch mine in west virginia about 30 miles south of the capitol of charleston. the state mine director says it happened at 3:00 this afternoon. emergency rescue crews that are trained in mine rescues are rush together scene. this is an underground coal mine operated by performance coal company. operations started at upper big branch in 19946789 and last year, producinging 1.2 million tons of coal. the west virginia gazette newspaper says about 200 people work that mine. as far as accident history at upper big branch a miner killed in july, 2003 in an electrical accident and another in 2001 after falling from a roof top. but over all, massy energy which operates mines in west virginia, virginia and kentucky said it had its best year ever last year as far as coming to safety. and again, jim just headline now there are six dead, 21 unaccounted for at the upper big branch mine in west virginia after
memorial in west virginia. details straight ahead. i'm harris falkner in tonight for julie banderas, this is fox report. mississippi's governor calls it a scene of utter obliteration. >> it's destroying my home, it destroyed my home. >> buildings, churches, entire neighborhoods torn to pieces, after a powerful twister slams the region. but people in mississippi were not the only victims of nature's wrath. >> i looked and the rain just swirling side ways, you know? and big clump of leaves and stuff started falling. >> and crying because we built the house and you know, and all the trees we put in, you know, it's hard to see it all destroyed. >> tonight, everywhere else strong tornados struck and a live update from one of the hardest hit areas. >> plus, hundreds gathering in west virginia. remembering the workers killed in one of the nation's worst mining disasters in decades. >> we cannot bring back 29 men we lost. they're with the lord now. our task here on earth is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy. >> first, breaking news, officials say a man tried to impersona
inside that west virginia coal mine to figure out what caused an explosion that killed 29 workers. that's because high levels of dangerous gases are still inside and one investigator says it could be coming from a fire somewhere inside the mine. meanwhile, a public memorial service is planned for this sunday in beckley, west virginia. the president and vice president are planning to tand twonchlgts men accused in connection with the mass shootings are set to appear in court. they were arrested and charged in the drive-by that killed four people and injured five others last month. and the police are looking for a fifth suspect. meanwhile, a 14-year-old originally charged in the shootings was publicly exonerated yesterday. generating anger among some of the victims' families. news4's tracee wilkins reports. >> as the investigation progressed, there was definitely development among the witnesses in terms of the interand what they were saying. >> reporter: one of the developments led to the exoneration of a 14-year-old who police originally fingered as the getaway driver in the deadliest ma
sunshine expected across the area from ocean city to the mountains of maryland and west virginia. it should be a nice looking afternoon with bright skies, brilliant blue out there and warm temperatures expected to top out as mentioned in the upper 70s and low 80s. 78 in washington, 79 in waldorf. cooler by the bay. a bay breeze. to temperatures in places like annapolis closer to mid-70s. still not bad this time of year. and i'll have the details of the weekend and the five-day forecast coming up. >>> and our top story this morning, you're looking at a photo of one of the victims of the deadly drive-by shooting in washington. a crowd was sprayed with bullets leaving four people dead and five injured. >> and now the community wants answers. it's looking to the city leaders to provide those answers. sarah simmons i joining us live this morning in southeast with more details. sarah good morning. >> reporter: family members are asking why this had to happen, especially when they hear the police tried to get one of the gunman off the street in connection with another shooting and also connected t
degrees in fredericksburg, virginia. our forecast for today mostly sunny. away from the bay, bay locations will have some bay breeze. up 70s and low 80s today and tomorrow another little you so much of summer time across the area with highs once again nosing in on 80 degrees. it's so nice outside you can almost tolerate sitting in some traffic. >> not a lot to sit in this morning. that's very good news. along interstate 270 the southbound flow, left side of your screen no worries, lanes are open. only iss you may run into southbound are the bright lights for the northbound road work that's tying up the left half of the roadway. those lights are extremely bright indeed. the trip along 95 northbound out of lorton up to the capital beltway, incident free. check your speeds this morning. as we head out on the beltway, springfield across the wilson bridge only seven minutes. continuing to move along nicely up to route 50 and between route 50 and college park a mere eight minutes. eun, pat, back to you. >>> looks good. >>> time now is 5:23. ahead in the news this morning the d.c. taxi bribery sc
virginia that rescue teams started moving toward the big branch mine in an effort to learn what happened to four missing miners, 25 others are now confirmed dead, the remaining four, unaccounted for at this hour, after an explosion yesterday afternoon. just moments ago the vest washingtono west virginia governor says families are holding out hope. >> as horrific as this explosion was, i explained to them i don't want to give anybody false hope but by golly, if i'm on that side of the table and that's my father or my brother or my uncle or my cousins, i'm going to have hope and i think you still see people clinging on to hope and it's very difficult. it's a very, very difficult situation. megyn: trace gallagher live in the new york city newsroom. what's the latest? >> reporter: you talk about surviveibility urk the four missing, you have to go back to the sago mine of 2006, because remember, the 13 miners who were in that inside, most of them survived the initial blast. we now know of course rand al mccloy of the only ultimate survivor because the rest didn't have any place to go but now
." i want to get right to this newest attempt to rescue four missing miners in west virginia, because i hate to say it hit another snag. officials say rescuers encountered dangerous levels of gases underground so had to turn back. they delayed their search three days thus far so crews could drill holes to ventilate the toxic gases. the director of homeland security says it will be at least five hours before workers can try to return to the mine. the rescuers are hoping to find the four men and retrieve the bodies, too, of 18 other miners known to have died in that blast. earlier, here's the thing, a woman who lost -- think about this. her son, her brother and nephew in the explosions spoke to john roberts on our sister network, cnn. and says her son left letters for his girlfriend one day before the accident that seemed to have foreshadowed his death. >> if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from heaven at you all. i love you, take care of my baby. tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful, she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >>
and prince george's counties. around much of northern virginia, including the blue ridge and shenandoah valleys, their temperatures have climbed into the 60s this morning. this afternoon, we'll see it hit near 70. it started in the 30s in the mntsz this morning but in the 60s there right now. much of the reasoning delightful. a wonderful spring dale for the afternoon. mostly sunny and mild, just a few light breezes coming in out of the northwest as highs reach near 70 degrees. i'll show you the forecast for the weekend. big changesçó on the way. we'll take a look at next week as well in a coup of minutes. >> we'll be waiting for you. thank you. >>> ims meetings could make it tougher to get around the district this weekend. there are several street closures around the imf and world bank buildings. they start at 7:30 tonight and run through 5:00 p.m. on sunday. "2r' addition, there no parking on many streets in the that area starting at 3:00 this afternoon until 6:00 a.m. on monday. >>> police have identified a man whose bide boyd was pulled from a lake in prince william county. is he 2
's just a political stunt. for example, virginia's astounding new attorney ken the contract cuch" cuccinelli released a statement saying that the lawsuit he was bringing to overturn health care was only expected to cost virginia taxpayers a total of $350. this is amazing. listen to this. quote, attorney general kenneth t. cuccinelli released the cost of the lawsuit his office launched against the federal file health care reform act. the court filing fee for the case was $350 there has been no additional cost above this amount as the litigation is being handled entire by by the attorney general's staff. wait a minute. the attorney general and his staff work for free? they're doing this one pro bono on their own time with their own office supplies, sitting in their cars at the parking lot, not while they're at work, having their salaries and expenses paid for by the good taxpayers of the state of virginia? amazing. absolutely amazing. even more amazing, though, is what's happening in the great state of georgia. georgia's republican governor sonny purdue wanted very badly to get in
of the appalachians. one or two lonely sprinkles in far southwestern virginia. as we go from there into sunday morning, notice how almost all of the rain showers dry up as they come into our dry air mass and down sloping as well should eat up most of whatever rain drops will be out there. we'll call it a partly to mostly sunny day sunday. it will remain very mild. so highs for tomorrow, up near 81 degrees. again as winds come more and more out of the south and west, that will take away that little bit of a bay breeze. on sunday, temperatures should hold mostly in the mid-70s. so for today, sunshine, toasty warm away from the bay. and your evening plans if you're going outside, take a check. looking west, about 30 minutes after sunset, you'll have no trouble spoth the bright planet venus in the sky if you look down and to the right, that will be its neighbor in space, mercury. it will they're only 10 million miles apart and you'll see them a finger width apart by the time you get looking at them this evening. great weather for today and tomorrow. a few clouds on sunday. i don't think it will bother any
are also apply to arriving flights. >>> when "news4 at 6:00" continues, a virginia restaurant owner admits to stealing more than $50 million from banks across the country. >>> hundreds of thousands of cribs are being recalled tonight because of some safety concerns. >>> veronica is back with a look ahead to our weekend weather. don't go away. >>> a home buyer tax credit is set to end. there is one thing you can do to catch the break. >> weekend is about to begin. we will help you get it off to a relaxing start with weather and traffic on the 1s. [ male announcer ] let's take the garden into our own hands. soak our yards in color. get our hands a little busier. our dollars a little stronger. and our thinking a little greener. let's grab all the bags and all the plants and all the latest tools out there. so we can turn all these savings into more colorful shades of doing. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now, get spectracide bug stop for the new lower price of just $4.98. >>> firefighters in new mexico are trying to get handle on wildfire burning since yeste
teachers in new york display a very questionable sense of humor. hope is about gone in west virginia. in the search for survivor of the terrible mine disaster. >> chris: nuen funerals began today for some of the victims of the mining disaster in west virginia monday and the hope for finding survivors is growing dimmer. correspondent molly henneberg is in montcoal, west virginia. >> reporter: today supporters let the passerbys know they're pulling for four still unaccounted for miners. >> we still hold out hope. we are a brotherhood. we will hold out hope until we prove them wrong. >> for rescue teams, another frustrating day. >> not a lot has gone our way. >> reporter: the first rescue team this morning was turned back by stokes of a fire. and they bore another hole in the mind to drop down a camera and see if the four missing miners could be in the last fe fuge chamber -- refuge chamber but the hole hit a pill lear. >> we could put a jammer in it but there would be nothing to see. >> by mid-afternoon it appeared the air was safe enough for two rescue teams to go back in. as the tigh
energy company sprawling upper big branch mine about 30 miles south of charleston, west virginia. we have live fox team coverage in a few minutes. first, a new nuclear policy for the u.s. for decades, the u.s. has protected itself and its allies leaving open the possibility the u.s. would resort to nuclear weapons if necessary. now president obama says he is changing that, narrowing the circumstances as well as nations that might be threatened by the use of nuclear weapons. white hou correspondent mike emanuel has story from the pentagon. >> reporter: four top officials laid out the president obama plan to shift focus from threat of superpower war to unfriendply regime and terrorist seeking nuclear weapons. >> we are re-calibrating the priorities to prevent nuclear terrorism and proliferation. we're reducing the role and number of weapons maintaining a safe, secure and effective deterrent to protect the nation, allies and partner. >> reporter: the gain more international cooperation from countries such as russia and china, the administration is promising to constrain when the u.s. will us
us over. i'm virginia cha, hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi looking through shattered homes for survivors. at least one tornado ripped through the state. ten people are dead and three of them are children. yazoo county and the central part of the state took the hardest hit to. the east choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage a. survivors are just saying they're happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. when the wind was exploded it was like anything i never experienced. it was amazing. it scared us plum to death. i'm very fortunate. i have four beautiful children. i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as it is, we lost family members and our hearts go out to them. we're lucky to be here. you don't realize how lucky you do have it until something like this happens. >> tornadoes were reported in four states from arkansas east to alabama. >>> the environmental fallout from the massive oil rig
is in montcoal, west virginia. she's been covering the story. norah, and good, we have your live shot up. any late information on the fate of the four? >> reporter: only that the news has gotten more grim overnight. a federal safety official saying the situation is dire. some of the rescuers had tried to go after those other four missing miners who are believed to be more than 1,000 feet under. but, of course, the rising methane gas levels made it very, very dangerous for them. so they decided to call off the search. they had hoped that some of those missing four miners had reached these air-tight chambers that are stocked with food and oxygen where they can survive for four hours. they made it to one of those air-tight chambers. nobody was there. they couldn't make it to the second air-tight chamber because, again, those rising methane gas levels just made it very, very dangerous. so they're saying the situation is dire. mika, i couldn't hear everything about the governor was saying. he's not far from where i am. but just to sort of recap, we learned overnight 25 dead. these additional 4 sti
. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying goodbye to them. four funerals were held on friday. more are being held this weekend. still more in the coming week. altogether, 29 men died in the blast at the upper big branch mine last monday. initially, the community held out hope that four missing men were still alive somewhere in the mine. but those hopes ended friday night when rescuers found the bodies of the men. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-heart community that was holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful, excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> so devastating for that community. the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> tomorrow is day one of a two-day nuclear summit president obama is hosting in the nation's capitol. he will try to convince the 47 countries participating to secure their nuclear material within four years. the u.s. and russia have more than 20,000 nuclear weapon
? the governor of virginia apparently didn't think so. that's ahead. stay with us. >> jesse: there is my two guests holding up my new best-selling book, "american conspiracies." i've got a question now. that book has been on "the new york times" top ten best-seller list now for four weeks. wait. and yet there hasn't been one mainstream review of that book. why do you think the mainstream media will not do a proper review of my book? >> let me do one right now. let me read it real quick. i did evelyn wood. hang on. >> jesse: well, you don't have to -- but why wouldn't they do a review of this book? it's obviously popular. it's selling like crazy. they review every other book, and not one mainstream media outlet has reviewed that book yet. >> that's the problem, jesse. we're so polarized these days. you've come on my show. you talked about 9/11. a lot of people have questions about 9/11. that doesn't mean everybody is a kook about it. >> i think maybe the media is too busy following sarah palin around the country and trying to figure out her next move. and that's why they're just too busy. >>
. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for three minutes. mr. mollohan: mr. speaker, mr. chairman, i thank the gentleman from california for yielding. and i thank him also for his leadership on mine safety and workplace safety. mr. speaker, i would also like to thank the sponsor of this resolution, my colleague from west virginia's third congressional district, nick rahall. coal miners and the coal industry have no greater champion than the chairman of the natural resources committee, chairman rahall. mr. speaker, tragedy has visited west virginia's coal mines again. if a -- as a visitor, our state knows all too well the names of the communities changed with each visit and the years as well. monanga in 1907, farmington in 1968, sago in 2006 and now raleigh county, april, 2010. the names change, mr. speaker, but the grief and the sorrow, they stay exactly the same. the mother who lost her son last week is united with the sister who lost her brother in 1968 and the daughter who lost her father in 1907. mr. speaker, shy of two million people live in my state, m
underground explosion ripped through the upper big branch mine in montcoal, west virginia. it ended the lives of 25 miners. tiffany alice lost her grandfather. >> he was more like my dad. i grew up without a dad. he was a dead to me. he promised me a lot and now he is not here. >> the cries that went out -- it is something i will never forget. it is the hardest thing i've ever had to watch happen. >> they are focusing efforts on locating four missing workers, but they have to drill deep into the ground to release highly combustible and potentially poisonous fumes that have built up. >> as catastrophic as it was, it is -- if another explosion had occurred, we would have lost 50 rescuers. it would have been unfathomable. >> the president offered his condolences. >> i ask the faithful who have gathered here this morning to pray for the safe return of the missing, the men and women who put their lives on the line to save them, and the souls of those who have been lost in this tragic accident. made a rest in peace. >> while the community mourns, the company that runs the mine is under scrutiny. th
in the last half hour from the effort to track down four missing miners in west virginia, that video shows crews working on the vent holes they need to get toxic gases out of the mine shaft. rescue workers have also been banging on pipes, sending sound signals deep down into the chamber where the men are believed to be trapped. so far, however, there have been no signs of life. governor joe manchin is not giving up hope. >> when they decided to drill a third hole, the reason for that, the first hole went so fast and so well, if the third hole with the big rig they have there, they can get these three down, they could be venting a lot better and pulling more air out, and if you will, decanterring that area quicker. megyn: live pictures from the scene, where at least 25 miners are confirmed dead. the remaining four are believed to be holed up about a thousand feet below the surface. we are live on site with what is next in the rescue effort, about 20 minutes from now. stay with us for that. >>> we are also watching the federal courthouse in philadelphia at this moment, the woman known as jih
read in the papers is that virginia, arlington county are proposing to step up to the plate and they should be commended. now only if we could get d.c. and maryland on board, a lot of the problems would be solved. >> if you would like more information on the hearings go to myfoxdc.com and click on web links. >>> there are budget troubles for maryland which could mean more unpaid days off for state workers. later today lawmakers will begin debate. it calls to skip cost of living increases, merit pay and they are not asked to shift teacher pension costs in the coming years. >>> two d.c. councilman are entering the run to fill the position of chairman. the announcements come one day after chairman vincent gray announced he will run for mayor and must give up the seat. >>> coming up, we'll talk with adrian fenty about the announcement. >>> and a look behind 3-d television and how it will bring the feeling to your home. >>> and cherry blossoms at the peak right now. clearwaters, great reflection this morning. sticaround for tuckers forecast coming up. ♪ >>> 11 minute
changes in washington. >> reporter: the virginia side of the potomac river is as close as gun laws would allow these demonstrators to get to where they most want their message heard, the white house and capitol hill. critics worry that guns at rallies and inflammatory rhetoric could lead to violence. >> they've mixed the gun message with this anti-health care and anti-tax message, so that it seems that like guns are sort of a defense against this tyrannical government that's overreaching. >> reporter: the so-called open carry rallies have been cropping up around the country. not all gun rights groups think they're a good idea. some steered clear. and made the same political points -- >> we've got to take this country back from the socialists running congress. >> reporter: -- at a larger unarmed second amendment rally at the washington monument. joel brown, cbs news, arlington, virginia. >>> new details are out about a school spying case in pennsylvania. a suburban philadelphia school district is acknowledging that it secretly took 56,000 images from school laptops issued to students. one
of the stories we're working on for you today. thank you so much for having us over. i'm virginia cha. this is hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi, looking through shattered homes for survivors as well as victims of the deadly weekend storms. at least one tornado ripped through that state. ten people are dead, and three of them are children. yaz hsu county in the west central part of the state took the hardest hit. to the east, choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction, or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage. survivors say they are just happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. it just a -- when the windows exploded, it was like anything i've never experienced. it was just amazing. it scares the daylights. i'm very fortunate. i've got four beautiful children, and i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as everything is, we've lost kin folks and family in this incident today. we've lost family members, and our heart goss out to them, bec
at an angry town hall. >>> first, breaking news after the break. we'll take you back to west virginia where we are moments away from the latest live update on the mining disaster. coal of course, the cheapest and dirtiest source of electricity in our country, providing just about half of it. 25 dead. four trapped. the governor speaks in minutes here on msnbc. it's a tasty, nutritious way to make this number go up... and help this one go down. v8. what's your number? aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. also available in small, easy-to-swallow petites. citracal. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. a
news. >>> the trl begun for the five virginia men charged with terrorism in pakistan. they were arrested in dember on charges of terrorism and plotting attacks. prosecutors claim they were planning to go to afghanistan and join the taliban. if found guilty they could spend the rest of their lives in a pakistan prison. all five deny charges. >>> a man pronounced dead by paramedics only to be found alive. tonight those paramedics are going back to work. every at 11:00. >> both paramedics have been cleared for duty. they were called to a house last week. they declared george waters dead. the 90 minutes later the coroner realized he was still alive. he was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away. the case is still under investigation. and other ems personnel have been ordered to review the protocols there. >>> in virginia this man is charged with kidnapping a high school student while she was walking home from school in fredericksburg. police say the girl accepted a ride from the 85-year-old who then locked her in the car and touched her inappropriately before she managed
the heat at the loaded gun rally. this one is on the banks of the potomac in nearby virginia. the protest site near d.c. is the closest you can get to the city and still legally carry a gun. meantime guns are not allowed at the second amendment march within the city limits because of d.c.'s ban on handguns. tracie potts is live at the second amendment march. tracie, tell us what's going on right now. >> reporter: monica, two different events in the d.c. area. the rally over in virginia and this one. i'm going to pan off and show you what's going on here. we're on the national mall near the washington monument. this is a second amendment march. it started as a march. it's more of a rally. we've got several dozen people here, maybe a couple hundred. is an all day event supporting and protecting second amendment gun rights. these are people from all over the country who say this nation needs to make sure that people who live here can responsibly carry guns. now, there are no guns at this rally, because it's in d.c. and d.c. bans firearms. quite frankly, they have been very adamant about the
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